Park Hyung-sik is a South Korean singer and actor who began his career singing before moving on to acting in television shows and films. Following a few modeling projects and music video appearances, he rose to prominence as a member of the nine-member boy band ZE:A, appearing in the musical drama ‘Temptation of Wolves’ and embarking on a tour with the band. He made his acting debut in 2012 with the TV series ‘I Remember You,’ and then went on to star in the film ‘Dummy Mommy,’ in which he played a vocalist in an indie band. In 2013, he starred in the drama series ‘Sirius,’ about two identical brothers with diametrically opposed personalities, and the praise he garnered for the show led to other substantial TV parts. With shows like ‘Real Men’ and ‘Heirs,’ his fan base grew even more. From 2013 through 2016, he starred in the musical ‘The Three Musketeers.’ He has received two KBS Drama best actor awards for his role in ‘What’s with this Family’ and two more for his role in the serial ‘High Society.’ He has been busy with his acting jobs and struggles to find time to do more music at the age of 25.
Childhood and Adolescence
Park Hyung-sik was born on November 16, 1992, in Yongin, South Korea, as the second son of a deeply religious family. Park was given his name by a Buddhist monk because his Buddhist mother was far too rigid in following Buddhist traditions.Park was born into an upper-middle-class family, and his father was a top executive at BMW Korea, as well as a dedicated practitioner of the Korean martial art Gumdo.
Both Hyun-sik and his brother were exposed to it from an early age, and Park began practicing Gumdo in sixth grade and eventually acquired a degree in the martial art.Park, on the other hand, had deeper interests. He was addicted to music and singing, and he had been looking for other lads to cooperate and practice music with since he was a teenager. Park rose to prominence at Shinghal High School as the lead vocalist in the school band as a junior high student, and his boy band played at numerous shows across the country.
However, his family was uninterested in a possible future in music, and he was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a career in business, so he enrolled at Digital Seoul Culture Arts University to study business administration. He did not, however, abandon his musical ambitions and continued to practice with his voice and musical instruments.Later in an interview, he revealed that he was bullied as a youngster for a long time and that it was the support of his friends and close associates that helped him get through it.
Career of Park
Park Hyung-sik began acting in early 2009, when his attractive looks and friendly demeanor landed him a role as the male lead in Jewellery S’s song video “Date.” In the same year, Park began modeling and starred in commercials for a number of uniform companies. By that time, the band ZE:A had formed, and the group made their first appearance on the reality show ‘Debut Diary,’ in which Park and his band members appeared.
The band’s debut album, ‘Nativity,’ was published in 2010, and the album’s single, ‘Mazeltov,’ was particularly well received by fans. When the album was published on January 7th, it quickly rose to the top of numerous Korean charts, and the band started on a series of guerrilla gigs across the country, successfully building buzz.
In July 2010, the band embarked on an Asian tour after releasing another popular album, ‘Leap for Detonation.’ The band released their following album in Japanese in December of that year, titled ‘Love Letter/My Only Wish,’ which debuted at number two on the Oricon music chart, catering to their Japanese admirers.
Park, who had starred in a few of minor roles in TV shows back in 2010, was looking forward to making his first major appearance in a TV series, which was 2012’s SBS drama ‘I Remember You,’ as the band’s activity slowed as many band members got busy with other projects. Later that year, he starred in the series ‘Dummy Mommy’ as a struggling teenage singer in an indie band. These two early parts imbued him with a charisma that endeared him to the Korean youth, and he became an instant fan favorite.
Park gained to notoriety thanks to his performances in the drama ‘Sirius,’ in which he played the younger self of twins with opposing personalities. His performance was hailed as a triumph.Park and four other members of his band formed ZE:A Five, a support group for their band, in March 2013. Park’s performance in the drama ‘Nine: Nine Time Travels’ gained him national attention, and the show’s producer lauded him, calling him one of the country’s finest young talents.
In 2013, his most successful year as an actor, he gained additional recognition for his part as an innocent and cute-looking army guy in the military drama show ‘Real Men,’ giving him the nickname Baby Soldier. He was also nominated for an MBC Entertainment award for his performance. In 2013, he starred in another drama series, ‘The Heirs,’ for which he won critical and commercial praise for his performance.Park won three KBS prizes for his role in the 2014 drama ‘What’s with this Family,’ and was beginning to establish himself as a bankable actor.
Park participated in another drama, ‘High Society,’ in mid-2015, in which he played the second lead character of a store manager who falls in love with one of the part-time employees. The series was also broadcast in Japan, and Park became a celebrity in the neighboring country. Park won two trophies for his role in ‘High Society’ at the 23rd SBS drama awards for his remarkable performance.
In the locations where it was being played, Park’s musical ‘The Three Musketeers’ was also garnering a large fanbase, and he was in the prime of his career around late 2015.In early 2016, Park began starring in the big-budget period drama ‘Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth,’ in which he played Sammaekjong, a youthful and skeptical king.Park played a CEO in the romantic comedy drama series ‘Strong Women Do Bong Soon,’ which was one of his most successful performances. Park began to be acclaimed as the king of romantic comedies after the show’s massive commercial and critical success.
Park secured a contract with United Artists Agency, which represents some of the most well-known Korean musicians, in mid-2017, and his band continues to play songs for the TV series in which the band members star.
Personal Experiences of Park
In an interview, Park Hyung-sik stated that his ‘Strong Lady do Bong soon’ co-star Park Bo Young is the only woman he has ever truly loved. Despite the fact that the couple never verified the rumors, their on-screen chemistry and appearances together almost verifies their love.
Estimated Net Worth
Park Hyung-sik is one of the wealthiest pop singers and one of the most popular. Park Hyung-net sik’s worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.